Fern Hill Primary School Newsletter
Newsletter 2 - Summer Term - 29th April 2022
Monday 2nd May
BANK HOLIDAY - school closed
Wednesday 4th May
Year 2 Great Fire of London workshop in school
Year 3 Roman workshop in school
Monday 9th May - Thursday 12th May
Year 6 SATs in school
Wednesday 11th May
Year 4 visit to the Science Museum
Friday 13th May
Parent Council meeting 9:00 - 10:00 am in school
Year 6 visit to Albany Outdoors
Tuesday 17th May
Reception Superhero workshop in school
Year 4 (Chestnut class) visit to the Chocolate Museum
Thursday 19th May
Lavender class assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Year 4 visit to Kingston Mosque
Friday 20th May
SPORTS DAY - further details to follow
Monday 23rd May
Year 1 visit to Windsor Castle
Year 4 (Larch class) visit to the Chocolate Museum
Year 6 magistrates' visit in school
Tuesday 24th May
Year 4 (Yew class) visit to the Chocolate Museum
Cath Howe book signing event - details to follow
Thursday 26th May
PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATION including the Big Jubilee Lunch - children may dress up in clothes from their decade (further details below)
Cornflower class parent assembly at 9:00 am in the Large Hall
Year 5 visit to Hampton Court Palace
Friday 27th May
INSET Day - children are not in school
Monday 30th May - Friday 3rd June
HALF TERM HOLIDAY
Monday 6th June
CHILDREN RETURN TO SCHOOL
Key dates for the summer term are available here.
All lunchtime and after school clubs have now started. Please make a note of the weeks they are running this term by referring to the club term dates published on our website here.
Year Group Weekly News
Don't forget that your year group weekly news is posted every Friday afternoon on your child's Home Learning Google Classroom. Click here for information about how we use the Google Classroom.
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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
On Thursday 26th May, we will celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in school, to mark her 70 years of service to the nation and Commonwealth. As part of the celebrations, each year group has been given a decade to study. During the week, the children will investigate key events from their decade and explore the diversity of the nation and Commonwealth by learning more about the artists, musicians, fashion and design that influenced the time. The children may come to school wearing clothes that were worn during their decade - and we would love them to represent their own heritage in their choice of clothes.
Nursery & Reception: 2010-2019 (dress up theme of Kings & Queens)
Year 1: 2000-2009 Year 2: 1990-1999
Year 3: 1980-1989 Year 4: 1970-1979
Year 5: 1960-1969 Year 6: 1950-1959
We will be holding our own Big Jubilee Lunch on the day as a whole school picnic outside. The children should bring a party packed lunch and Vicky and her team in the kitchen will be providing pizza and ‘jubilee’ brownies too. Children in Years 3, 4 and 6 will have their picnic on the astro turf so may like to bring in a picnic blanket or cushion to sit on. Year 5 are lucky enough to be visiting Hampton Court Palace on Thursday 26th May so they will have their Big Jubilee Lunch on Wednesday 25th May instead - followed by an extended playtime!
Click here to find out more about The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and all the celebratory events being staged across the UK in the lead up to the special extended bank holiday weekend over half-term.
The Queen’s Green Canopy Commemorative Fern Garden & Plaque Competition
At Fern Hill, we will be taking part in the Woodland Trust’s The Queen’s Green Canopy – a tree planting initiative created to mark the Platinum Jubilee with a network of individual trees, avenues, copses and whole woodlands in honour of The Queen's service and the legacy she has built. This will create a green legacy of its own, with every tree planted bringing benefits for people, wildlife and climate, now and for the future.
Each class will plant a fern tree or plant in our new ‘Fern Garden’. The children who are awarded a Headteacher’s certificate at the end of this half-term will plant their fern on behalf of their class on Wednesday 25th May. Our Queen’s Canopy Fern Garden will be officially opened during the Big Jubilee Lunch the next day.
All the children will have the opportunity to design a commemorative plaque to celebrate the Queen’s Canopy Fern Garden. The winning designs will be turned into a piece of art created in an art workshop in collaboration with GCSE art students from The Kingston Academy and permanently displayed in the Fern Garden.
We are really looking forward to welcoming all our families to Fern Hill’s Sports Day on Friday 20th May when our whole community can come together once again to celebrate the children’s achievements. This year we will be holding Sports Day at a new venue – the YMCA Hawker Centre on Richmond Road.
The format of the day will remain the same with Reception, Year 1 and 2 competing in the morning and Years 3 to 6 in the afternoon. Families are invited to watch of course and join us in a whole school picnic lunch. Nursery will have their own special Sports Day after the half-term break. Look out for a letter will all the details coming home next week.
Achieving for Children is offering a free peer led parenting group for parents and carers of primary school aged children starting next month in three locations: Ham, Kingston and Surbiton.
These groups are being delivered by trained parent volunteers. If you would like to find out more, please contact Karen Williams at Achieving for Children directly via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 07771 974388.
The overall winner this week is KINGSTON
PSA News & Events
PSA Committee meeting next Tuesday - come along and help plan our Summer Fair!
On Tuesday 3rd May at 6:00 pm we will be meeting with Mr Scott to discuss the planning of our biggest fundraising event of the year, the Summer Fair. Come along to share your views and help us make this year’s fair fantastic for our whole school community! We will aim for a 7:30 pm finish.
Bag2School - thank you
Thank you for all your donations to our collection for Bag2School. We will let you know how much money has been raised for the school as soon as we hear from them.
Pre-Loved Uniform sale - another thank you!
A big thank you to everyone who helped out and shopped at the uniform sale. Thanks to your donations and the efforts of our volunteers we raised a fantastic £154.65!